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How to Set (and Stick to) Goals for the School Year

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Start the New School Year Off Right By Setting Your Own Objectives

Much like New Year’s resolutions in January, it can be helpful for students to create their own set of goals in advance of the new school year. Coming in with a list of defined objectives can help you stay focused and committed to taking the steps needed in order to achieve your big-picture dreams.

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5 Tips to Help Students Stick to Their College Prep Resolutions

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

Plan Ahead to Reach Your Goals in 2019

Whether it is squeezing in more physical activity or implementing better study habits, setting goals for the New Year is a common practice. Unfortunately, straying from these resolutions is almost as prevalent—according to US News and World Report, 80% of goal setters drop their resolution by the second week of February. So how can high school students stick to their college prep resolutions in 2019?

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It’s All in The Mind: Growth Mindset and College Prep

By IvyWise on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 @ 04:30 PM

Adopting A Growth Mindset Can Help Students Succeed In The Classroom and In Their College Prep

By Megan, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

How can students learn better, and how can those skills translate into college and post-graduate success? The concept of Growth Mindset, from the research of Carol Dweck, has taken education world by storm and greatly impacted the way educational professionals view student instruction. Recently, Khan Academy hosted LearnStorm - Growth Mindset Livestream, and the team here at IvyWise has a breakdown of exactly what Growth Mindset is and how it’s beneficial when preparing for, and once students are in, college.

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Back to School Resolutions for High School Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

New Goals For the New Year Can Keep Students On Track For College Admissions Success

It’s a common practice to set goals at the start of a new calendar year, but for students it can also be beneficial to come up with some resolutions for the new school year. By setting clear goals and expectations for the next school year, students can get ahead and prepare for the college admissions process.
 
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How to Identify and Focus Your Interests

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Selecting the Right Major is Key to College and Post Graduate Success

According to a  new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning to hire 9.6% more college graduates from the class of 2015 than they did from last year’s graduating class. The most in-demand degrees: e ngineering, business, and computer science. What does this mean for current high school students? Even with rising college costs, there’s  no doubt that a bachelor’s degree is worth it. However, it’s not just about where you go to college, but what you study.
 
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How to Set Academic and College Prep Goals for 2015

By IvyWise on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Set Attainable Academic New Year's Resolutions That Will Help You in the Admissions Process

As the New Year approaches, many people are setting goals and resolutions to accomplish in 2015. The onset of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and determine what improvements to make in the coming months – whether personally, professionally, or, in the case of many high school students, academically.   

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Tips for Students With Bad Grades

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

What Students with Bad Grades Need to Do to Prepare for College Admissions

When applying to college, grades are usually the most important aspect of your applicant profile. Colleges look at all four years of high school grades, and they like to see an upward grade trend. So if you started off high school with some not-so-stellar grades, your main goal should be to pull up your marks and improve your academic performance.

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Academic and College Admissions Prep Goals for 2014

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Academic Resolutions Students Should Actually Keep This Year

It’s a new semester, and a new chance for students to make the most of their school year! While it’s easy to just go through the motions until summer break, now is the time for students to set themselves apart by getting more involved and setting challenging goals for the school year.

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